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18 Aug 2011   #31
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If CM is Cooler Master I'd steer clear of them. HX and AX both have 7 yr waranty.
You've expressed your dislike for CoolerMaster several times throughout this thread. Any reason for it?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
That's a very hard decision to make, but I would go with the Corsair AX850 simply because they give a 7 year warranty.
Any one of them would be suitable for you, and you wouldn't have any problems with any of them they are all first class power supplies.
Good luck making a decision!!!
I'm not concerned about the warranty. My grandfather fixes such computer components. I have complete faith in him as he has fixed a lot of my computer parts when they have broken including the PSU. But a warranty would be great, just in case.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The other thing to consider is how easy (or should I say difficult) it may be to get your component serviced under warranty from Australia.
That's a good point. But as I said above, I know people.
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18 Aug 2011   #32
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well I had a CM PSU once and its physical weight was about half of a similar wattage one from Corsair which means a lot for a PSU. Less weight=fewer windings on the transformer, less capacitors, etc. CM's usually will have two or more 12V rails which means the load to each one should be balanced for best stability and clean power. CM power supplies just seem "cheap" to me.
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18 Aug 2011   #33
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Coolermaster have improved their quality and are now up there with the best, they used to be crap but not now.
Length of Warranty is important because if they are are prepared to warrant something for seven years they must expect it to last longer than that.
Warranty claims are much the same as in the States, most are fantastic ,some are slow, and some need to be threatened with legal proceedings (thankfully there are very few of those).
If your Grandfather fixes things he will be out of pocket for parts so why not get it fixed for free (you probably will have to pay postage one way)
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18 Aug 2011   #34
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Well I had a CM PSU once and its physical weight was about half of a similar wattage one from Corsair which means a lot for a PSU. Less weight=fewer windings on the transformer, less capacitors, etc. CM's usually will have two or more 12V rails which means the load to each one should be balanced for best stability and clean power. CM power supplies just seem "cheap" to me.
Well then, I suppose it's a choice between the Corsair and OCZ PSU. I'd like the PSU to last a while, even if I'm doing a Quad-SLI (which is unlikely).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Coolermaster have improved their quality and are now up there with the best, they used to be crap but not now.
Length of Warranty is important because if they are are prepared to warrant something for seven years they must expect it to last longer than that.
Warranty claims are much the same as in the States, most are fantastic ,some are slow, and some need to be threatened with legal proceedings (thankfully there are very few of those).
If your Grandfather fixes things he will be out of pocket for parts so why not get it fixed for free (you probably will have to pay postage one way)
So CM is alright then? And would they be up there with Corsair and OCZ? Anyway, that's why I said a warranty would be great but if there wasn't one, I'm not worried. The Corsair PSU has a 7 year warranty while the OCZ has a 5 yea warranty... Now if you disregarded both price and warranties, which one would you choose?
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18 Aug 2011   #35
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Check my system specs and you will find that I am running a Corsair, but on my Second computer (server) I am running a Coolermaster and I can tell you that both are excellent and Have had no problems.
I would choose the Corsair because they have ALWAYS been top of the line.
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19 Aug 2011   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the update Brian, the CM PSU I referred to was about 3 years ago. Hopefully they are better now, but I'd also still buy a Corsair.
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19 Aug 2011   #37
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Right. So it doesn't matter that the OCZ is 1250W? I'm just trying to make sure that it will last me as long as possible and handle most GPU as well as overclocks.
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22 Aug 2011   #38
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Just bumping this thread as I'd really like a reply. I just need to get the PSU sorted out and I'm done.

So the AX850 beats the ZX1250? I'm just not sure if it'll give me enough room for expansion if I want to dual SLI and run a decent CPU a high overclock. Or would it be worth the extra money to buy the AX1200? It looks like overkill though.
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22 Aug 2011   #39
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Just bumping this thread as I'd really like a reply. I just need to get the PSU sorted out and I'm done.

So the AX850 beats the ZX1250? I'm just not sure if it'll give me enough room for expansion if I want to dual SLI and run a decent CPU a high overclock. Or would it be worth the extra money to buy the AX1200? It looks like overkill though.
The AX850 will do the job with heaps to spare.
You don't need a Mack Truck to go to the supermarket for your weekly grocery shop.
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22 Aug 2011   #40
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Just bumping this thread as I'd really like a reply. I just need to get the PSU sorted out and I'm done.

So the AX850 beats the ZX1250? I'm just not sure if it'll give me enough room for expansion if I want to dual SLI and run a decent CPU a high overclock. Or would it be worth the extra money to buy the AX1200? It looks like overkill though.
The AX850 will do the job with heaps to spare.
You don't need a Mack Truck to go to the supermarket for your weekly grocery shop.
Fair enough. I'm done then. Thanks for the help all!
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